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With a record breaking 70 entries, the Ninth Annual Youth Art & Photography Contest held in conjunction with the 2011 Lamar Free Fair was the biggest, most successful contest so far! If you missed your chance to visit the Gallery and see the show on display while the Fair was in town, fear not! Thanks to the generosity of all the fine young artists and photographers involved, we have held the entire display over as The Gallery’s “featured artist” show for the full month of September. So make time this month to visit The Gallery and view these fabulous creations by Barton County’s best and brightest young people! The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM. We hope to see you soon!

First Place Winners:

Lexa Curtis, “Bonnie’s Butterfly”; Mandy Radspinner, “Sweet Corn”; Hannah Venable, “Relief”; Alannis Divine, “Gang”; Xanadayuz Selman, “Self Portrait”, Jesse Moore, “Flower”

Second Place Winners:

Rebeca Darrow, “From God’s Paintbrush”; Kayla Mayfield, “Dragonfly”; Lexi Phipps, “The Summer Pond”; Alannis Divine, “Boy”; Nick Moore, “Flowers”; Hannah Venable, “Meow”

Third Place Winners:

Jordan Splitter, “Golden Eyes”; Mandy Radspinner, “Static”; Hannah Venable, “Cracked Glass”; Kayla McCullough, “Spring Breeze”; Keaton Trout, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”; Hannah Venable, “Exotic Starfish”

Honorable Mention Winners:

Zonetta Venable, “Rocks & Grass”; Kayla Mayfield, “Bee”; Mark Venable, “Skull at Peace”; Montana Washburn, “Puppy Love”; Kayla McCullough, “Play Time”; Kayla McCullough, “Backyard Butterflies”; Ella Harris, “Our Freedom”; Cori Griffitt, “Unicorn Tree”; Riley Griffitt, “Unicorn”; Addison Berryhill, “Foes”; Mandy Radspinner, “Cubed”; Mark Venable, “Tiger”; Dylan Hill, “Eagle”; Grace Compton & Kelsey Taffner, “Tiger”; Emma Moore, “Flowers”; Lexi Phipps, “Starlight Butterfly”; Dalton Schlichting, “My M&M”; Conor Tannlund, “Cat”; Alex Davis, “Cone Flower”

People’s Choice:

Two People’s Choice trophies were awarded as well, based on the votes of Fair goers who came into The Gallery to view the show during the week of the Fair. The People’s Choice trophy for art went to Keaton Trout for his painting “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” The People’s Choice trophy for photography went to Kayla Mayfield for her photograph “Dragonfly.”

Congratulations to all!

Sample Photo Gallery: Art

Sample Photo Gallery: Photography

See lots more in the full show at The Gallery, all this month!

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General Guidelines

  • Entries must be original work of youth aged 16 years old or younger.
  • Art themes may explore any subject, style or medium.
  • Photography: No posed portrait photography, but any artistic theme is welcome – nature, animals, people (candid), buildings, scenery, weather, interesting close-ups, whatever catches your artistic photographer’s eye! The sky’s the limit! But all photographs must be “as taken,” and cannot be manipulated in Photoshop or other graphics computer programs.
  • Entries will be exhibited throughout the entire month of August at The Arts Council Gallery, 206 W 10th St., Lamar.
  • Judging will occur immediately prior to the opening of the Lamar Free Fair.

ART/PHOTOGRAPHY JUDGING CATEGORIES

Categories for judging this year will be based on age alone, rather than on thematic categories. All art will compete against all other art, and all photographs will compete against all other photographs within the creator’s age group, regardless of theme. The age groups in which prizes in both art and photography will be awarded are:


ART

Under age 10

Ages 10 through 12

Ages 13 through 16

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Under age 10

Ages 10 through 12

Ages 13 through 16

PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDELINES

Photo must be 8 x 10 and matted

Mat can be any color or size.

No frames or double matting.

Limit of five photos per person

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Photography Awards (each age group)

First place: $25

Second place:$10

Third place: $5

Peoples’ Choice: Trophy (one People’s Choice Trophy will be awarded for photography, not one for each age group. All entries will be eligible to win the People’s Choice Trophy, not just those that take ribbons, so it’s a whole ‘nother opportunity to win!)

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ART GUIDELINES

Art should be ready to hang & may be of any size, theme and medium

Art Awards (each age group)

First place: $25

Second place:$10

Third place: $5

People’s Choice: Trophy (one People’s Choice Trophy will be awarded for art, not one for each age group)

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How to Enter:

Bring entries to the Arts Council Gallery, 206 W. 10th St., Lamar (just west of the Square on 10th St.) Tuesday through Friday between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM, any date between Tuesday, July 26th and Wednesday, August 17th. All entries will be displayed in the art gallery beginning the day they are received, so the sooner you turn in your entry, the longer it will be on display, and the more people will see it! So submit your work early!

All entries will remain on display throughout the Lamar Free fair, which ends Saturday, August 27th. Entries will be available for pick up Tuesday, August 30th through Friday, September 2nd, any time between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM.

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Looking for something different and exciting for your child’s next birthday party? How about an art-themed party, catered by The Wild Plum Cafe, located inside The Arts Council Gallery, at 206 W 10th St., on the Lamar Square, with an age-appropriate art/craft class for all attendees taught by a talented Arts Council volunteer? For more info or to schedule your child’s party, call The Wild Plum Cafe at 417-682-3225.

Enjoy these pictures from our first Art-Themed birthday party art class – “Painting Cats!”

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